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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 6, 2011 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Eaglecam - non-Dead

If you haven't seen this, you really should.
It's a webcam trained on an eagle's nest 80 feet up in a tree in Iowa. They've hatched two babies and a third egg is ready to hatch any day now. At any given time about 150,000 people are apparently watching. It's streaming 24 hours a day. At the moment, the mother appears to be sleeping (she's sitting on the babies; the babies are totally adorable little fuzzballs). So it may be more interesting to watch in the morning when they're more active, you can see her feed them and groom them, and occasionally Papa swoops in and leaves off a tasty dead fish or bird for dinner. It's totally spellbinding.

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Apr 6, 2011 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

Interesting indeed! The Eagle, patron animal of Zeus, and the Hindu Vishnu.

Driving down the Hwy 101 from the Bay Area to Southern California from time to time you'll catch a glimpse of a Brown California Hawk fly over (beautiful animals) and in that moment i always receive it as a spiritual metaphor, for what it's worth.

What i did find amusing however about your link is the following data;

CHAT ROOM RULES
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2. No profanity, personal invective, or other inappropriate comments.
3. No comments touching on politics, religion, or sports. Respect the diversity of the room.
4. No social chat. Limit personal information, either asked or given. Age, gender, and other such details are unnecessary or even inadvisable. This is a very busy chat room, so "roll calls" of chatters' locations will be stopped.
5. Disagreements might be unavoidable but should remain polite, and they should never become arguments.
6. Do not post strings of several emoticons, smileys, or random characters, either on a single line or in successive posts. Do not post in all caps, it’s like YELLING.
7. Moderators (mods) can timeout, kick, or permanently ban chat abusers, and can delete inappropriate posts.
8. Allow mods to deal with chat abusers, do not engage them yourself, keep your posts relevant to the eagles.
9. Respect the mods, who are here to make sure all viewers have a good experience.
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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 7, 2011 4:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

I guess every chat room is like that. Hard to imagine what people are finding to argue about.

The third egg hatched yesterday - I didn't realize that when I looked at it last night, but of course, it's on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-1jrdggzfc

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Poster: Skobud Date: Apr 7, 2011 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

I see you took my advice Rob. Your posts under this username look a little more credible when you don't edit so much.

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Apr 6, 2011 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

Excellent! Thanks for posting that ringo. I can easily tune in each morn to this pair, then go to work and watch a pair of red-shouldered hawks raise their nearly newborns from 50ft away. Fun bird watching. I love this time of year.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 7, 2011 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

Very cool Ring.
there was one of these I was linked to a couple of years ago. I think the nest was in MD. Your link has sound, which is an added bonus that the other one did not have. Very cool indeed. Birds are fascinating to watch. It stll amazes me how they are able to build such elaborate nests, yet they have no hands. How do they do that??

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 7, 2011 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

I'm not sure, but it must take some time. It would be fun to see them actually building it. Apparently this pair have been together for a few years, and this is at least the third family they've raised. The male is apparently a good hunter, because he is rarely there ... the story I listened to said the female will only hunt if the male is not bringing in enough food. I've seen the male only a couple of times - he lands with great fanfare - sounds like a 747 is coming in ... drops some nasty dead thing in the nest (Yum! Lunch!!) and is gone just a minute or two later.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 8, 2011 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

Good call ring.

I've been watching since the first egg hatched. Mesmerizing indeed. It runs in the background at work all day, at least 4 other co-workers are watching it too.

Mrs. Mando and I have one laptop at home dedicated to this stream 24/7.

Those little fuzzballs really don't like getting sat on anymore do they?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 8, 2011 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

It's wonderful! I'm smitten with this bird. My whole office is watching her.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Apr 7, 2011 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eaglecam - non-Dead

Digging this Ring. Very nice.